There are many benefits to incorporating a GPS vehicle tracking system into your business. Probably one of the main things you’re interested in is what you could do about saving money, specifically to offset implementation costs. A GPS vehicle tracking system is, in fact, very good in that regard. While it can’t provide an overnight solution to fleet-related costs, a measurable return on investment can be felt quickly.

The most important thing to keep in mind regarding a GPS vehicle tracking system is that it is a data capture device. It captures data in detail, and then analyzes it and addresses any issues that are important to your business.

1. Schedule

The data captured and stored by a vehicle tracking system will be valuable to your business when it comes to planning. Other ways that keep you in touch with your drivers, like manual daily time and attendance and cell phones, can’t help you do that as well as a GPS vehicle tracking system, with how detailed and accurate they deliver data.

Cell phones are a great and powerful asset for businesses, but they can depend on a constant good signal and are easily damaged, stolen or lost. The more expensive they can be.

Knowing the exact locations of your drivers at any given time will allow you to make more informed decisions regarding their addresses, locations, and work, making your overall shipping and routing process much smoother and more informed.

Before, once a driver and a commercial car left, there was no way of knowing their exact location and what they were doing. A GPS vehicle tracking system will allow you to follow your driver wherever he goes, as if you were in the vehicle with him. You can do the same for all your drivers and vehicles on the road.

Over time, the detailed data collected from a given vehicle will establish an overall picture of its condition and help you with regular maintenance and repair scheduling.

2. Driver behavior and fuel efficiency

One obvious way a GPS vehicle tracking system can help save your business a significant sum of money is in fuel consumption. But this is only a secondary benefit of using a tracking system, as the main impact is better behavior for drivers on the road, specifically with regard to acceleration, braking and speeding. Driving fast and accelerating at erratic speeds use more fuel and when combined with any engine inefficiencies, especially when driving over the speed limit, could leave your business with a high fuel bill. Because the driver’s performance is being monitored, they are less likely to exceed the speed limit and drive more safely.

3. Asset management

The tracking system not only allows you to monitor the important delivery of your customers, but also gives you a complete data record for the movements of the delivery and a backup in case a problem arises. This can be a huge advantage in terms of insurance and any other financial factors, but the ability of GPS vehicle tracking to improve the quality of customer service for your business cannot be underestimated. For many companies, this degree of customer service is what sets them apart from other companies.